Hate! Category

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Your Favorite Band Sucks

Few pleasures are as intoxicating as arguing with the people you love.  I’m not talking about fighting–not about conflict nor heartbreak nor even genuine friction.  I’m talking about spirited disagreement.  I’m talking about dropping something you adore at the feet of someone you also adore and then watching them kick it.  Yet, miraculously, instead of…

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The Little Brass Treasury of Hate Poems

This summer, Avidly is periodically shifting to a mode better described as Rabidly. This series is curated by Brian Connolly and Lara Langer Cohen, who describe their philosophy of rabidity here.  Ad Homonym (After Mallarmé) Nothing, this poem, this virgin curse, Pronouncing only itself: give up Far-off desires, in which, upending sirens, You drown, inverted…